I enjoy sticky rice with mango, (as I imagine many do)
(image credit - slice of thai website)
but sticky rice in bamboo to me is even better. Basically it’s a sticky rice mixture , with coconut milk and sugar added to it.
The ones I have had are usually a vegetarian variation, where I have found black beans added to the rice.
The above image shows what it looks like once the bamboo is broken. Some also have a purple color. I think it may have something to do with the different mix of sticky rice.
Unfortunately such a dish is not readily available in town. I’m guessing it’s because of the work that is involved in making it. You would need to collect and prepare the bamboos all the same length and then cook them on an open fire for a while.
I’m just thankful that they make them and have them available on the road sides. The rice in the bamboo is something I always look forward to on road trips.
Maybe in my time here I’ll participate in making some.
As for the lady in the photo below, I couldn’t figure out what she was preparing while I sat there enjoying my Khao Laam.
Can you help me figure it out?